ITCS (IDW/SW/AW) Luis A. King
Senior Enlisted Leader
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station, Guam
Senior Chief King graduated from Gage Park High School, Chicago, IL in June of 1992. He enlisted in the US Navy in August of 1992 and reported to RTC San Diego, CA, where he completed basic training and Radioman "A" school. He then reported to USNS SPICA (T-AFS9) where he completed two Persian Gulf deployments and was advanced to Third Class Petty Officer.
In 1995, he reported to Headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples, Italy. He was later promoted to Second Class Petty Officer and transferred in 1997. Afterwards, he reported to Naval Communications School, Newport, RI where he earned his Master Training Specialist qualification and was also promoted to First Class Petty Officer. He was later transferred to the USS CUSHING (DD985).
While onboard USS CUSHING, he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, completed one deployment to the Persian Gulf, three deployments in the Western Pacific, and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
After completing a tour in Singapore, he reported to the USS COWPENS (CG63) where he completed four Western Pacific deployments and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He transferred in 2010 and reported to USS ESSEX (LHD2) where he completed three patrols and participated in a hull swap with the USS BONHOMME Richard (LHD6). While onboard, he earned his Aviation Warfare and Information Dominance qualifications.
Afterwards, he completed a one year Limited Duty tour in Great Lakes, IL before reporting to his current position as Senior Enlisted Leader of NCTS Guam.
Senior Chief King's personal awards include: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), as well as other personal and unit awards.